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By Hazel Trice Edney       (TriceEdney Wire) – The four little girls who were killed by a bomb planted by the Ku Klux Klan at Alabama’s 16th Street Baptist Church nearly 50 years ago have been officially proclaimed as American heroes.       President Barack Obama has signed into law, H....

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 By William Spriggs        (TriceEdney Wire) – Over last weekend, young people watched or read about President Obama speaking at Morehouse...

WASHINGTON (NNPA) –  A new report by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that the teen birth rate for African Americans has declined by 60 percent between 1991 and 2011 – a rate 10 percent greater than the overall dip  in teen birth rates. Over the past decade, the national teen birth rate has declined from 31 out of every 1,000 girls between 15-19...

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Both the House and Senate have passed bills that would reduce funding of the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly called food stamps, but the extent of the cuts will not become known until negotiators from both chambers agree to a compromise measure. SNAP was reduced as part of a 5-year House farm bill by $2 billon, slightly...

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper (TriceEdney Wire) – After a long battle, the District of Columbia will finally have representation among the statuary on Capitol Hill. The House voted May 21 authorizing the use of Emancipation Hall in the Capitol Visitor Center for the unveiling of the District’s statue...

By Ben Wrobel Special to The Seattle Medium RALEIGH, N.C.  – Seventeen people, including eight ministers, civil rights leaders, and students, were arrested...

By Hazel Trice Edney TriceEdney Wire       The NAACP views it as “lynching’s cousin”. In a nutshell, that’s the reason that NAACP President/CEO...

By Zenitha Prince Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Afro American Newspaper       (TriceEdney Wire) – The Congressional Black Caucus...

By Cathy Cohen and Jon C. Rogowski Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from America’s Wire       (TriceEdney Wire) – In a democracy, few...

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Instead of being the traditional ticket to success, many of our nation’s troubled schools hinder opportunity for upward mobility, especially for students of color, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told Black publishers in a private meeting last week. “The hard truth, the brutal truth, is that in too many...

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